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Tsugaru Shamisen [electronic resource]: World of Michihiro Sato

Kyoto Broadcasting System
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Michihiro Sato is considered the finest player of the Tsugaru shamisen, a traditional three-stringed instrument of the Tsugaru province integral to Japanese folk music. This program combines live performances by Sato at the Otsu Traditional Performing Arts Center with the musician's commentary on the history and role of the shamisen player, a door-to-door minstrel of a bygone era. Sato also discusses the future of Tsugaru shamisen, such as his work with jazz and avant-garde musicians in America and Europe.
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48 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Aug. 16, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
World of Michihiro Sato
  • Michihiro Sato Playing Live (4:26)
  • Sato's Rehearsal Session (4:53)
  • Sato Performs "Tsugaru Yosare Bushi" (7:09)
  • Sato Performs "Tosa no Sunayama" (7:29)
  • Lively Music for the Tsugaru Shamisen (4:48)
  • Individual Musical Expression (6:05)
  • Sato and Avant-Garde Music (6:15)
  • Sato's Interpretation of "Nikata Bushi" (4:12)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2000.
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30226 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (48 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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